Whakatane River Walk, Whakatane

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Explore scenic Whakatane with Whakatane River Walk, which connects the town's major historical and scenic features along the river's edge, all the way to where the river meets the sea. The easy path takes you past gardens, a skate park, a playground, and a visitor information center right to The Heads, opening out to the Bay of Plenty. Check out the old wharf and estuary, the row of restaurants, and Mataatua Reserve. You'll also pass a hub for big game fishing, a weigh station frequented by tuna, billfish, and shark fishermen. Additional Maori cultural pieces along the way include a bronze statue of Wairaka and Muriwai's cave. Locals and tourists alike frequent this walkway, drawn by and contributing to its exuberant atmosphere. Our Whakatane journey planning site makes visiting Whakatane River Walk and other Whakatane attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It was nice walk around the beautiful river.. been to heads was good experience ,,mind got refresh and got some energy for hectic work schedule  more »
  • A pleasant walk or bike ride,with other friendly residents. This is a shared bike and walking track,and every one seems to get on fine.  more »
  • Don't expect excitement,or dramatic scenery. This is a nice quiet walk along the bank of the Whakatane river, but its peaceful, safe, and easy. On a fine day, it's a great place to clear your mind, an...  more »

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